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Membership.GetUser Method

Gets the information from the data source and updates the last-activity date/time stamp for the current logged-on membership user.

Namespace:  System.Web.Security
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

public static MembershipUser GetUser()

Return Value

Type: System.Web.Security.MembershipUser
A MembershipUser object representing the current logged-on user.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

No membership user is currently logged in.

GetUser() retrieves the user information from the data source and creates a MembershipUser object populated with the returned data. If you use one of the GetUser overloads that does not take a username parameter, GetUser returns the information for the current logged-on membership user. The current logged-on membership user is identified by the Name of the user in the current HttpContext.

You can also specify whether you want GetUser to update the last-activity date/time stamp for the user being retrieved using the userIsOnline parameter. Of the GetUser overloads that do not take a userIsOnline parameter, GetUser() implicitly updates the last-activity date/time stamp for the user. GetUser(System.String) and GetUser(System.Object) do not.

The following code example updates the last-activity date/time stamp for the current logged-on membership user and displays the user name in the ASP.NET page.

<%@ Page Language="C#" %>
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Web.Security" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<script runat="server">

MembershipUser currentUser;

public void Page_Load()
{
  currentUser = Membership.GetUser();
}

</script>
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head>
<title>Home Page</title>
</head>
<body>

<form id="form1" runat="server">
Welcome <b><%=currentUser.UserName%></b>. 
</form>

</body>
</html>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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